Hamburgers, Lamb burgers, Veggie burgers, shrimp burgers, and turkey burgers are just a few of my favorite ways to have a burger. I've made them all with success. My favorite way to cook them is on the charcoal grill. Of course, pan fry will do in a hurry. I enjoy eating a good hamburger. When I go to a new restaurant, I always order a hamburger if on the menu. If they can't make a decent hamburger, I'm sure the other things are not up to par either. I like the with various toppings from guacamole to a lot of cheese.
In 1980, I lived in Paris for almost a year with a French woman. She was an excellent cook and appreciated my love for eating! From simple meals of sandwiches on a fresh baguette, to fancy roasts, rabbit, and duck, I ate and ate and ate!! A simple hamburger took on a new taste at her home. It quickly became my favorite way to have a burger.
Hamburger Mme. Faisant
1/4 pound ground sirloin for each burger
Gruyere slices (Or you can use a nice aged Swiss)
creme fraiche (can be purchased at most specialty markets)
salt and pepper
Mme. would pan fry the burgers in vegetable oil until done to taste. I like mine medium.
Top the burger with Dijon mustard, a hearty spoonful of creme fraiche, and top with Gruyere cheese. Put the burger under the broiler until the cheese is nicely melted and slightly browned. Top with a generous amount of fresh ground pepper, sea salt, and fresh chopped parsley. Serve with vine ripe tomatoes on the side. A simple delicious meal.